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Michael Monheit

Causes Of Cleft Lip & Palate

As in the case of all birth defects, the causes of orofacial clefts are often complex, with many potential factors to be considered, including genetics, medications that are ingested by the mother, prenatal nutrition and other “environmental” factors. With that being said, the […]

Michael Monheit

The Cleft Lip & Palate Foundation of Smiles

Founded in 2009, The Cleft Lip & Palate Foundation of Smiles is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating families around the world about craniofacial anomalies, a category of birth defects that includes cleft lip and cleft palate. Since its foundation, The Cleft […]